Very congested network traffic and dropped packets when Bloombase OS is deployed on server systems with Broadcom network interface cards (NICs). A system with 4 bnx2 NICs, 2 of which ar bonded together and are experiencing periodic loss of received packets on some of the NICs. The packet loss can be seen in the ethtool statistics with rx_fw_discards increasing 200-600 packets when the loss event occurs.
A bug is identified in Broadcom software driver
Apply Broadcom software maintenance package.
IMPORTANT: Not applicable for Bloombase StoreSafe for iSCSI and SAN. In this case, workaround is to replace or add Intel NICs.